Sand Traps: Get out of the bunker quicker

Bunker Shot - MPanigoni

All of us have been there. Hit what you think is a great shot, and get buried in the sand! Mark shows us video of one of the world’s greatest golfer’s and goes over the proper way to get out of the bunker. There are a few easy steps to ensure that you are not […]

Mark Panigoni, PGA Professional Instructor, joins Villages-News.com

Mark Panigoni

Mark Panigoni, a PGA Professional Instructor with a unique certification in the “Stack & Tilt” system, has joined Villages-News.com as our resident golf professional. Mark will provide instructional videos and columns to help everyone reduce swing-related back pain and improve their game. Mark has extensive experience in training and teaching methods to eliminate back pain, […]

Villages Match Play narrows to final eight

Villages Match Play Invitational Golf Tournament has narrowed the field down to the final eight. Thursday’s results are as follows: • Greg Hightman defeated Bill Jones • Ed Fletcher defeated Ron Cooper • Dan Chiappetta defeated Tom Vail • Ron Clark defeated Wayne Morris. The semi-final round will be played at Cane Garden on Tuesday […]

Overseeding begins in The Villages Oct. 1

During the fall months the golf division completes a process known as over-seeding. Bermuda grass thrives during the spring and summer months when Florida experiences high temperatures; however, it goes dormant in the winter months when the temperatures turn cooler. To improve course conditions and the overall appearance, a variety of winter grass seed is […]

Palmer Legends extends their lead in the Village Cup to 10-6

Herb Smaltz teeing off on the first hole of Pensacola in his match Tuesday.

The second round of the Village Cup is in the books. Palmer won 5 matches to 3 as they did in the first round, extending their lead to 10-6. Results of Tuesday’s matches: Freedman/Torres (PL) defeated Meo/Goodyear(OB) 3&2 Foshee/Schuler(PL) Halved Thomas/Borella(OB) Smaltz/Wade(PL) defeated Myers/Emerson(OB) Cundiff/Lee(PL) defeated Busser/Hartness(OB) Perkins/Paul(OB) defeated Miller/Salubayba(PL) Trivett/Hoerner(PL) Halved Nelson/Windsor(OB) Hilliard/Kightlinger(OB) defeated […]

Four teams eliminated at Village Cup competition at Bonifay

aptain of team Tierra Del Sol, Doug Puvogel,  waits and watches as Dave Dougherty of Lopez Legacy,
Putts on #2 during the 3 hole playoff to see if the match will be continued. 

The second round of eliminations was held Wednesday at Bonifay Country Club. Four teams were eliminated and four teams go on to the Semi-Final matches Thursday at Bonifay. #1 Seed Palmer defeated #10 Seed Glenview by a score of 10  to 6 #3 Seed Cane Garden defeated #6 Seed Havana by a slim margin of 8 1/2 […]

Matches set for Wednesday’s Village Cup

Dan Chiappetta, captain of the Glenview team, which won its match today.

The first elimination day of the Village Cup was held today at Bonifay.  The No. 10 Seed Glenview defeated the No. 7 seed Bonifay. The No. 9 Seed Orange Blossom defeated No. 8 seed Hacienda Hills. On Wednesday at Bonifay Country Club the following matches will be played: #1 Palmer vs #10 Glenview #2 Mallory […]

Fall/Winter Golf Course Rates

On October 15 golf courses will begin operating on their fall/winter rate schedules. Fall rates are in effect until the end of the year (December 31, 2013). Winter rates are in effect from January 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014. For a complete rate schedule, visit our friends at Golf Of The Villages here. 

Villages and Residents Cups slated for Sept. 3

The 2013 Men’s Village Cup qualifying rounds beginning September 3rd and 4th. The event takes place over the next two weeks, with the final scheduled for Sept 16th-18th. All rounds are scheduled for play at the Bonifay Country Club. The 2013 Women’s Residents Cup is being played at Hacienda Hills Country Club. Qualifying Rounds take place in […]

Twilight Golf ending Sept. 30

The popular “Twilight Golf” will come to an end on September 30. Country Clubs in all of The Villages participate between the hours of 5:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M., and offer lower greens fees ($6.00, tax included) for unlimited play. Clubs suggest making requests approximately 4 to 7 days in advance. Take advantage of the […]

FedEx Cup: Castro, Garcia early leaders on Day 2

Deutsche Bank Championship Roberto Castro is the early leader through 13 holes in the second round of the Norton, MA. based championship. Phil Mickelson, the leader after the first right after shooting a 63, is scheduled to tee off at 1:10 P.M., EST. After a bogie on the 9th, Mickelson pieced together 8 birdies, including […]